Zee in talks with Singtel for digital content

MUMBAI: After stitching content deals with government telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on the Isee platform and private telecom player Idea Cellular on IdeaTV, Essel Group‘s Digital Media Convergence Limited (DMCL) is closed to testing international waters.

it is in advanced talks with Singapore-based telecom company Singtel.


Talks are on for making Zee library‘s content available for Singtel subscribers on the Isee platform under Isee Zone. DMCL CEO Ishwar Jha refused to comment.

On the national front, Isee will soon be available for BSNL users in the eastern states.


DMCL recently completed creating the Indian Cricket League‘s (ICL) official website This site will function as DMCL‘s sports portal and the company will add new features facilitating interaction between users.

Further, the company is adding a new portal to its bouquet which it is readying for launch by the first quarter of 2008. "We are currently structuring a service-outsourcing portal. The self-employed services sector is unorganised and this portal will provide a direct interaction platform between clients and self-employed service professionals like lawyers, architects and artists," says Jha.

The current bouquet of portals that DMCL has announced includes party site, entertainment portal and a social networking site. It plans to launch these portals by December 2008.

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